By Debbie Gregory.
Have you ever had a life changing moment? For Michael Lindell and over a dozen Iraq Veterans, it was several years ago at the Omaha Home Show held at what was then called the Qwest Center Omaha. Lindell was peddling his invention, the MyPillow, when 18 Veterans visited his booth, curious about his product. At the time, Lindell believed his patented MyPillow design to be simply the most comfortable pillow on the market. The Veterans that Lindell spoke to, complained of insomnia due to stress and anxiety from their time spent at war. In an act of patriotic charity, Lindell gave the Vets free MyPillows to try. The next day, all of the Veterans returned to the show and paid admission just to tell Lindell how well his product worked.
This interaction caused Lindell, the CEO/Inventor of the MyPillow, to run more tests on his product’s design. Lindell’s studies found that the MyPillow allows for optimal restful sleep by keeping the user’s neck straight, no matter what position they sleep in. Lindell says that when our necks curve and bend as we lay on our flat pillows, our nerve flow is affected similarly to a garden hose with a kink in it. But when our neck is able to stay straight and in-line, the nerve flow is open, making for more restful sleep.
Since that interaction at the Omaha Home Show, Lindell has felt a connection between his Made in the U.S.A. products and the Military/Veteran community. Lindell is proud that his MyPillow products are available in exchanges on military bases across the country. He is also proud to have shipped scores of his MyPillows to service members in Afghanistan as private orders from family members as well as donations to provide comfort and boost morale. Lindell has also donated countless of MyPillows to stateside service members, firemen, and victims of Hurricane Sandy.
“It has been a blessing to be able to help so many people with my product,” Lindell said to MilitaryConnection.com.
Lindell is the Veterans Home of California’s featured donor for April’s “Because We Care Day.”
On Monday, April 14, 2014, Lindell donated 500 MyPillows to the residents of the Veterans home of California in West Los Angeles. The home provides local Veterans with: assisted living, skilled nursing, memory/dementia care and a new transitional housing program for homeless Veterans. Lindell was there personally to distribute the pillows accompanied by representatives from the California Department of Veterans Affaris (CalVet).
Lindell believes that his MyPillows are the perfect solution for ending restless nights and obtaining replenishing sleep. He feels that his products can especially benefit combat Veterans and service members who notoriously struggle to reach restful R.E.M. sleep. These beliefs have prompted Lindell’s numerous donations of MyPillow products to service members and Veterans.
“I feel that I live in a country where I am free to be an entrepreneur and that is all because of their service,” Lindell said of his donations to service members and Veterans.
Michael Lindell is now offering a special promotion through MilitaryConnection.com to Military and Veterans who visit their website at www.mypillow.com and enter the promotion code: VET to receive 25% off any online order.